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Comstock | Thinkstock.com According to the CDC, C-sections in Minnesota have risen 55 percent between 1996 and 2007.

The birth of a trend? C-sections rise 55 percent statewide

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Is it fear of malpractice or is it becoming common practice? Is it medically necessary or a matter of convenience?

Perhaps it's just patient impatience?

Whatever the cause, the Caesarean section (C-section) birth rate in Minnesota rose 55 percent from 1996 to 2007, according to the most recent statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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